Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Doll Quilt

Hello from Sweden! I'm here taking a language course. Very challenging, but lots of fun, too.

Not sure if my doll quilt has arrived at its destination in South Dakota, but I couldn't wait any longer to post a couple of pictures of it now.


I tried a few new things with this little project. 1. a pieced batting - many thanks to Amy and Tazzie for their tips on this, I will definitely do it again 2. churn dash blocks - my partner requested 30s prints for a quilt for her antique dolls, so I wanted to use a traditional block that I hadn't used before 3. stippling - I have tried before with little success, but I just sat down and gave it a try and I was pretty satisfied with the results! I think I've just been psyching myself out in terms of free-motion quilting. 4. a proper label (as required) (I'm embarrassed to say I don't usually do so.) Again, I must thank Amy for this adorable hedgehog fabric!


The light print that dominates the front is a reproduction that's very similar to a fabric my grandmother used to make a dress for a doll of mine when I was small (I'm not sure where the doll and the dress are today, unfortunately). Unfortunately I didn't have a stripe to use for the binding, but the yellow is cheery and frames it nicely, I think.

I hope that this keeps one of Becky's dolls warm this winter! My adorable little quilt from Lene is keeping a big white wall in my guest room/quilting room warm already.

8 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's precious and adorable and sure to be cherished! Good luck on your language course.

Lily said...

It's gorgeous! Love the teapot fabric, and of course your label!

And boy Kalix seems to be a long way from anywhere!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely quilt - you want to know the full circle? You sent your quilt to the gal that I got my quilt from... Would have been super fun if I had sent mine to you - but then again I would be dratting have sent the hedgie fabric!

ruth said...

Oh man, you get to go to all the cool places. Are you taking or providing the language course?

Love the doll quilt, and the hedgehog fabric is perfect.

Libby said...

Your quilt turned out darling - so many new things from one little quilt *s* And that hedgehog fabric is just darling.

Samantha said...

that's adorable- I'm sure your partner does/will love it! Good luck with the new language!

Guðrún said...

Your label is great. I hope your language is improving (is it Swedish?).

Austy's Mum said...

The quilt is beautiful - I love your choice of fabrics, but the most adorable part is that LABEL! What a fantastic idea. I bet the recipient will absolutely love it!!